New in the collection: ISO Cherokee speakers

Pinback button with the words "Do You Speak Cherokee?"

Masking-taped onto the back of this 3-inch-wide pinback button is the notation “Patty 5-17-82,” but even that clue hasn’t helped me pin down its origin.

I suspect “Patty” and other wearers might have been participating in a conference or research project on the Cherokee language.

Thoughts welcome!

A link dump as spicy as bamboo pickles

— Never the twain shall meet — except in the Barbecue Battle Box.

— Appalachia without “feisty Grannies.

— Artist’s scissors await donated  Confederate flags.

— iPhone tosses lifeline to Cherokee language.

Bamboo pickles no longer a Wilkes County secret.

— Wilmington welcomes  “Blue Velvet” reunion.

— “We’re not a secret society. We’re a society with a few secrets.”